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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#31 Post by Ramidel » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:36 pm

I personally tend to do female avatars where there's a choice (though I also replay heavily and go through with multiple genders). Romance sidequests in most RPGs be damned (except for BioWare and certain Japanese hybrid RPGs, the romance sidequests tend to be blah, and BioWare almost always puts in some yuri somewhere).

That said, damn BioWare for cutting all the gay options out of ME2. (Kelly doesn't count.)

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#32 Post by Ivlivs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:28 am

Despite being a straight male, I usually prefer to play as female characters because they're nice to look at.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#33 Post by Eyndyne » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:39 am

I'm male, but I tend to play female characters for personal reasons. Those reasons, while not related to my interest in women, are nevertheless compelling enough for me to almost never play a male character if I have the option to do otherwise. All of my characters in MMOs are female, as are all the ones I have in MUDs and roguelikes.

The general exception of course, would be that when it comes to visual novels and dating sims, I never play otome games. I'm pretty certain this is because I've never found one I've been able to get into, period. Then again I've only tried two, because I have terrible luck finding them.

There is another exception, that if I'm given the choice of playing a female character versus playing a male character I actually like, I will nine times out of ten play the male character solely because I like said character. That is of course would only happen in games where character generation is not available.

But yeah, I usually play female characters if given the chance. Like I said, it's not because I'm a guy who is interested in girls, though I will admit that I usually play third-person instead of first. I know I'm contradicting myself, but hey.

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#34 Post by Freelancer » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:53 pm

Eyndyne wrote:I'm male, but I tend to play female characters for personal reasons. Those reasons, while not related to my interest in women, are nevertheless compelling enough for me to almost never play a male character if I have the option to do otherwise. All of my characters in MMOs are female, as are all the ones I have in MUDs and roguelikes.

The general exception of course, would be that when it comes to visual novels and dating sims, I never play otome games. I'm pretty certain this is because I've never found one I've been able to get into, period. Then again I've only tried two, because I have terrible luck finding them.

There is another exception, that if I'm given the choice of playing a female character versus playing a male character I actually like, I will nine times out of ten play the male character solely because I like said character. That is of course would only happen in games where character generation is not available.

But yeah, I usually play female characters if given the chance. Like I said, it's not because I'm a guy who is interested in girls, though I will admit that I usually play third-person instead of first. I know I'm contradicting myself, but hey.

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#35 Post by Miss-Mae » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:45 pm

I'm a girl and I prefer to play as a girl most of the time... But I don't mind playing a boy as well. If a game has an option to be both (like a lot of Harvest Moon games), I normally play it first as a girl and then replay it as a boy. :) <3
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#36 Post by Wintermoon » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:25 am

Machus wrote:I find it more compelling to play the guy I wish I was, rather than the guy I actually am.
Playing as a girl wouldn't give me that option.
I like to play as the lesbian girl I wish I was, instead of the hetero guy I actually am.

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#37 Post by LVUER » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:29 am

So you wish you are a lesbian girl... I see...
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#38 Post by MiSi » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:31 pm

That's funny...
I always want to play as the gay guy I wish I was... though I'm a hetero girl actually :wink:
I always choose the male character when playing a game... I don't like female characters that much. Sometimes I think, they're silly... (yes, I can say that, cause I'm a girl :twisted: :) )

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#39 Post by Celestie » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:17 pm

MiSi wrote:That's funny...
I always want to play as the gay guy I wish I was... though I'm a hetero girl actually :wink:
Why, that would be my motivation to play a male. xDDD

Yes, I usually tend to play as female, I wanna get all the handsome guys. I seriously need a boyfriend or something. Single fangirls are difficult to satisfy. Though it is difficult in a VN to find a female that isn't weak and simple minded or something (because weak means the guys can protect her, yes, but that's so cliche...and since I do tend to imagine that some part of me is the main character I better relate to a female character, even if I usually give them names of my imaginary OCs if I am given such an option), and in RPGs I usually play females as well. But they are never given any personality, so it's solely for being a female and thus imagining you are that female.
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#40 Post by Greeny » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:01 am

Wintermoon wrote:
Machus wrote:I find it more compelling to play the guy I wish I was, rather than the guy I actually am.
Playing as a girl wouldn't give me that option.
I like to play as the lesbian girl I wish I was, instead of the hetero guy I actually am.
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#41 Post by Freelancer » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:18 pm

Greeny wrote:
Wintermoon wrote:
Machus wrote:I find it more compelling to play the guy I wish I was, rather than the guy I actually am.
Playing as a girl wouldn't give me that option.
I like to play as the lesbian girl I wish I was, instead of the hetero guy I actually am.
So true.
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#42 Post by IonicMomo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:22 pm

MiSi wrote:That's funny...
I always want to play as the gay guy I wish I was... though I'm a hetero girl actually :wink:
This is true of me as well! That is...I don't wish I were a gay guy (I like being a girl!), but when there is an option to play a gay guy, I will choose that over a female. In all other situations, I prefer playing a heterosexual girl (I am one).

(There's something I strongly dislike about playing a lesbian girl...maybe because it always feels like the character just exists to titillate male players, in which I have no interest in participating.)
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#43 Post by Auro-Cyanide » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:50 pm

I tend to play as a female if given a choice because most games are male dominated and I like to be my own gender sometimes. I will play through as a male too though so I can see different things, like in mass effect.

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#44 Post by Kimiko » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:44 pm

As a female, I usually play female characters… ^__^ But if the male character is cute, if there’s no romance in the game (Well… I liked Rune Factory Frontier, though…) and if it’s a single-player game I play as a male! ;3
Well... I prefer if people play their own gender, because when I'm in a gaming world, I usually assume if they are male, they are male, if they are female, they are female. Am I strange? xD
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Re: Do you play as same or opposite gender?

#45 Post by Snowflower » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:55 pm

When the choice is given, I always play as the girl. When I was younger, in pokemon, even though I knew the guy was the main, I always played as the girl. :3

I don't know. I guess I felt like I could relate to the character more?

But when it's a game where the sex of the character is already chosen for you, I don't really care as long as the story is good.
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